The Attack and Defense of the Cockade City, June 9, 1864
William Glenn Robertson
Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: July 2015
6x9, 20 images and 5 maps
The nearly ten-month struggle for Petersburg, Virginia, is well known to students of the Civil War. Surprisingly few readers, however, are aware that Petersburg's citizens felt war's hard hand nearly a week before the armies of Grant and Lee arrived on their doorstep in the middle of June 1864. Distinguished historian William Glenn Robertson rectifies this oversight with the publication of The First Battle for Petersburg in a special revised Sesquicentennial edition. Read More...